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Bolt Farm Treehouse, co-founder, Seth Bolt to help kick off Orena Humphreys Public Library’s Summer Reading Program

Posted on Wednesday, June 5, 2024 at 10:35 am

In Keeping with the “Adventure Begins at Your Library” theme a special Storytelling Campfire will be conducted at the library at 5 p.m., June 12 by Seth Bolt. Bolt is the celebrated founding member of the renowned Grammy-nominated rock band, NEEDTOBREATHE and the visionary co-founder of Bolt Farm Treehouse, Whitwell’s awe-inspiring nature retreat set on the bluff overlooking the beauty of the Sequatchie Valley. Bolt’s profound love for nature, dedication to hospitality, and commitment to sustainable living are the cornerstone that has built Bolt Farm Treehouse into a soulful, relaxing retreat where couples can escape from their hectic lives and reconnect. This departure from the norm led to Seth being awarded the Icon of Culture Award by the Independent Lodging Congress. An award granted to those significantly influencing and reshaping the independent hospitality sector with their unique contributions. His vision and dedication have set a new benchmark for luxury, eco conscious lodging and made a lasting impression on the sector.

Bolt’s topic for the campfire storytelling will be “Reaching for the Stars: How to accomplish your dreams.” Bring the whole family and join us for this fun, inspiring evening.

The Summer Reading Program is the highlight of the summer break from school for hundreds of students across Marion County and the State of Tennessee. Orena Humphreys Public Library, 1130 N Main St., Whitwell, has an expanded version of the traditional Summer Reading program that began June 4, with an Animal Encounter Adventure presented by the Tennessee Aquarium. These traditional programs planned for all ages – Pre-K and up will be held each Tuesday at 10, June through July 23, with the exception of July 2.

A new addition to the library’s traditional once a week program, this year there will be the addition of programs on Mondays and Wednesdays aimed at “tween,” and teenage youth and their families. These programs will include hand sewing, machine sewing, robotics, cooking, drawing, watercolor painting and storytelling classes as well as a bicycle rodeo conducted by Tennessee Highway Patrol officers. Details and a complete listing of the programs can be found on the Orena Humphreys Public Library’s Facebook page or by stopping by or calling the library for a list.

The library asks that you call or email to register for the programs you would like to attend to ensure that they have enough supplies for each class.

For more information call 423-658-6134 during Library hours or email questions to